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Kayla Sue Phillips

GALVA–Kayla Sue Phillips, 58, of Galva, Kan., passed away at 6:25 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 suddenly and unexpectedly, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, Kan..

Phillips was born in Russell, Kan. on May 31, 1960, a daughter of Sally Ann (Zweifel) Schuckman and the late Jimmie Lee Palmer.

Phillips attended the Wayne Elementary School, Wayne, Neb., and attended and graduated from Canton Galva High School, Canton, Kan. in 1978.

She was a member of Galva United Methodist Church Galva, Kan..

Phillips was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner, she also worked as a florist for the Flower Fair, Dillon’s Floral Department where she was the manager, and worked part-time for the Balloon Landing.  She later worked for Galva Lumber Company, Galva, Kan. in the flooring department and was currently working for Kropf Lumber in Hesston, Kan..

Phillips was a former member of Order of Eastern Star, McPherson, Kan..  She enjoyed her grandchildren, traveling, spending time at the cabin at Maxwell State Lake and spending time on the pontoon boat.  For many years, she loved watching Jerry and Willard racing and was a part of their pit crew.

Kayla Sue Palmer was united in marriage to Jerry Wayne Phillips on Nov. 25, 1978 at Galva Methodist Church.  The young couple established their first home together in Galva.  They were blessed with their chosen daughter, Raven. 

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 40 years, Jerry W. Phillips, of Galva, Kan.; her daughter Raven Phillips, of McPherson, Kan.; her “adopted sons” Travis Hoppes and his wife Deb of  McPherson, Kan. and Austin Grabowski, of Mira Loma, Calif.; her parents, Sally and Willard Schuckman, of McPherson, Kan.; her sister Kelly Alexander and husband Daril, of McPherson, Kan.; her five grandchildren, Gracelynn Krause, Copeland Krause, Karleigh Lane, Brenton Phillips, and Kustom Phillips; other relatives and a host of friends.

Phillips was preceded in death by her father, Jimmie Palmer; her paternal grandparents, Marge and Jim Palmer and maternal grandparents, Sam and Edith Zweifel.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Glidden – Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kan..

The funeral service will be held at First Christian Church, McPherson, Kan., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 with Reverend Lynn Scott officiating.

Burial will be at the Empire Cemetery Galva, Kan..

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kayla Phillips Memorial Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 W. Euclid St.; McPherson, KS 67460.

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